Wednesday, June 28, 2017

playing in the parts bin


ever go in your sewing room
but dont know what you want to work on?
that was the kind of day so I pulled the
bin with all the parts blocks
you know the ones you made and you dont know
why.......
and I pulled my strip bag to see what I could make




this flying geese piece was calling me 
so I added the coin strips to each side
and 2 strips of 2 1/2
hmmm I like it
then I took those little
9 patches that I had made
just because JulieRose and sent me the turquoise one
on the left and it was so darned cute



and added more coins and pieces


until I was happy with the general size



I am going to layer this and quilt it up
to make myself a sewing machine cover
with ties at the sides
I like it very much
and Julie a part of YOU
 is in here too


look at those old fabrics
like old friends.........
what are you making today?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

got scraps?


I was looking for a cute bag pattern
 and online found this one

it is called Clermont Farms quilted bag
and was found on Moda

it uses 1 yard of a lining
1 yd batting
and 1 jelly roll  
(or scraps that we all have)

I love the scrappy look and I may need to make one
just sayin.........

it looks simple enough once you get the parts done
it is basically sewing together 2 1/2 strips
leave some in strips
and make the others into checkerboard
if you are doing scrappy you just need 18  
four patches   to make the checks front and back
and the sides are strips
the inside and straps are of yardage

they pieced the parts
quilted them
trimmed them
and then sewed into a bag

hmmmmmmmm
maybe we should make some bags together!
finished bag is 13cx13x7 deep
nice for traveling to the grocery store with
or carrying some projects in to soccer games
or packing for a grandchild for an overnight bag

many possibilities and you can make different sizes by adding
or subtracting
a very useful way to use some "too pretty to throw away"
scraps
heck you can even piece the inside batting if you want
I do it all the time for projects like this........



scrap play


love mugrugs
gave one to my niece for her desk on her new job
her boss saw it and liked it
so she said her boss has a dog
found the paws in my stash
and the spotted fabric that looks like fur
and voila
a mug rug was born
well it just needs binding



played with the circles on the selvages
and the hot pink binding


pink backing and voila
this one is done



more time on the clock so grabbed some blues
and went "slabbing" LOL



sewed some blue binding together for a scrappy binding
another one done



reached in the scraps again
and out came the deer peeking at me
so grabbed some fabs in Fall
colors and made this one that just needs binding

a productive morning so far


Monday, June 26, 2017

beautifying the yard....


got a 2 hanger Shepard's hook
and a beautiful petunia hanger in reds and purples
to attract hummers
and my hummer feeder next to it

I have not seen any yet but
they may be coming during the day when I am at work





but lookie who I DID see  



I guess I dropped some seed
this little guy must have found them  LOL



scraps


this is the bottom of my scrap food chain
the bits for slabbing
when I cut down my scraps
the little strings and strips
go in here along with odd
triangles and rectangles and squares etc
in hopes that they will become
something someday



this is my stash of extra pieces of binding
I am envisioning a scrappy quilt
with a scrappy binding
fun eh?
it is funny how those little pieces are enough
for little projects like mugrugs

heck I even ironed one back open and cut out
some tumblers!


and look Jacky!
EMPTY

I may need to come over to visit
your sewing room
(steal some trash fabrics)
er I mean bring you some dessert or something fun LOL



my purples and pinks



deciding how to put these together
for a fun quilt 
for my granddaughter


would you butt them up against each other
or separate them with sash of white
or black or gray or something?
I think I have about 34  35 blocks
they are around 9 inches and need to be trimmed
so will probably finish at around 8 in the quilt




running out of bobbins that are full
need to refill them I guess
and keep on sewing........
dont cha love my purty scissors? 




Sunday, June 25, 2017

selvages are fun


I am having fun playing in the selvages
and this was made with all the colored circles...........
how fun is this?


this mug rug was made with some white ones
for a clean looking image



and this will make TWO mugrugs
as they were longer and fun
look at the fun birds

do you use YOUR selvages?

I would LOVE to make myself a selvage tote bag.
wouldnt that be fun?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

farm girl update...........


this is where I still stand
with my farmgirl
in the same place as last month
I have not done one of the blocks
(head hung in shame)
not a good leader at all




my leaf and I think I will be making more
of these for my quilt
we will
see



my mixer




Jacky of course showed off with her gorgeous cake



and her other cute blocks





this farmgirl better get going
before the pitchfork comes out
for incentive!

have you done your blocks for June?
house, sheep and birthday cake

I will try to at least save face and make ONE
by the end of the month.........





Friday, June 23, 2017

ever arm wrestle with a cat?


have you ever arm wrestled with a cat?
yeah
Dunks makes taking pics for the blog
VERY CHALLENGING lol



lil booger!

I also arm wrestle when it comes to my money

Jacky and I took a fun trip to the drugstore
I had prescriptions to pick up and some
things were on sale



we always have an adventure when we go
and my cousin works there so at least
it makes a pleasant trip
I put my card into the kiosk and out come
no lie a strip of coupons TALLER than me!
Ok I know I am short BUT STILL

so after going thru them and the flyer for the sales 
this is how my purchase went
NINETY SEVEN CENTS!!!

WHAT DID I BUY YOU ASK?



OH..........just a few things.......
YEP
THREE 50 OZ LAUNDRY DETERGENTS
ONE 55 OZ BLEACH
AND BECAUSE I WAS FEELING GENEROUS
A NEW CANE TIP FOR THE HUBS





hey you gotta save where you can!  fabric trip money
has to be found SOMEWHERE

anyone wanna go shopping with me????




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Christmas gifts


a while back someone had a huge sale on panels
and some I got for under 5 bucks
so now I want to use them up
love this lighthouse one



so pulled some scraps and will make some
easy blocks to add to it
and make it larger

maybe some sailboat blocks?
we will see 



also found this beachy one
with fish


and pulled more to go with it



see ? how fun is that?

having fun in the stash.
isnt that why we buy it?

I kept the fishy one out and played some more
WHAT IF???
what if I made some slab blocks in sand and water colors?
and what if I used them for a border around the panel?




hmmm I LIKE it.........
so I continued......

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I think Dunks likes it too!  or the fishies anyway LOL

I need to find more sandy colors and get the blocks a little 
bigger
I figure maybe 10 inch blocks   
will see once I measure the panel



I really like how it picks up the colors in the panel
and yet frames it too



no Dunks
you are NOT having tuna for lunch! LOL

Are you slabbing?
are you thinking of Christmas yet?
I have a long list again....... will I ever learn? ha ha

yeah lapquilts and reading pillows
and a few other things are on the to do list

(I KNOW Colette.....the DEER is on the list!
I wont tell you WHAT list though HA HA)


  what are YOU making?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

better late than never..........


while my computer and email was down
I received some fun mail from a lot of my friends

Babs from wont-to-bequilter. sent me some scraps
I have already trimmed them down into
useable parts

some squares, some strips
some log cabin strips........






Jacky also sent me some scraps
(after I arm wrestled them from her when I 
picked them from her trash........she can 
wrestle pretty good! )LOL

I swear she doesnt use anything smaller
than a fat quarter! ha ha 


also got some pretties from JulieRose
and some from Colette too!
those are going into my granddaughters pink and purple quilt
it is coming along nicely and I am hoping soon to 
make it into a top

 LOVE LOVE LOVE my quilting friends and am so so thankful
for them all.........
wish we all lived closer.......
we could be DANGEROUS all in the same town LOL



I cut a few more red centers 3 1/2 for my log cabins



and more 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 inch squares were put 
into the stash bin as well.......

fun fun fun 

and THANKS SO MUCH LADIES
YOU ALL MEAN MORE TO ME 
THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW........